Preliminary estimate puts Slovakia’s flood damage in May and June at €267 million

The damage to property caused by the floods that hit Slovakia in May and early June is estimated to total €267.8 million, including €156.8 million and €73 million in the hardest hit regions of Košice and Nitra, respectively, the Environment Ministry told the Government in a report on Wednesday, June 9, the TASR newswire wrote. The estimates are preliminary, as many flood-affected areas are not yet accessible. Flood-related preventive and rescue operations, which have involved 2,200-plus water-company workers, more than 3,200 fire fighters, 520 police and around 2,800 soldiers, are reckoned to have cost another €14 million.

The damage to property caused by the floods that hit Slovakia in May and early June is estimated to total €267.8 million, including €156.8 million and €73 million in the hardest hit regions of Košice and Nitra, respectively, the Environment Ministry told the Government in a report on Wednesday, June 9, the TASR newswire wrote.

The estimates are preliminary, as many flood-affected areas are not yet accessible. Flood-related preventive and rescue operations, which have involved 2,200-plus water-company workers, more than 3,200 fire fighters, 520 police and around 2,800 soldiers, are reckoned to have cost another €14 million.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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